An open letter to healthcare professionals

Dr. Yenting Chen is a board certified emergency medicine physician practicing at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center emergency departments in Berkeley and Oakland, California. In this opinion piece, he discusses the importance of empathy when tackling misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Share on PinterestDr. Yenting Chen is on the frontline in the war against […]

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on primary healthcare worldwide

The new coronavirus has affected people’s health in more ways than one. In this Special Feature, we look at what the pandemic has meant for primary healthcare access in countries around the world. Share on PinterestHow has the pandemic affected different aspects of...

What can healthcare staff do to prevent PTSD during the pandemic?

People who work in healthcare are tirelessly looking after patients with COVID-19, often in challenging conditions. There is a clear risk of long-term mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But expert resources are available, and many...

TB vaccine to be trialed in healthcare staff

Currently, there are no drugs that can prevent COVID-19, and there is no vaccine. As the virus traverses the globe, scientists are working at breakneck speed to identify ways to slow or stop the disease. Share on PinterestA new trial plans to use a TB vaccine to...

COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at risk of poor mental health

A new study has examined the mental health of nearly 1,300 healthcare workers in China who dealt with COVID-19 patients. The research looked at symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. Share on PinterestNew research offers insights into the mental...